All I did was nudge the trashcan with my foot. Now we kick that can every night before bed.
In the sleepless first months after Olivia came home, I posted something on Facebook lamenting my baby’s lack of routine. A friend of mine, whose family is from/partially still in India, commented back, saying something along the lines of “My aunties would die laughing at this Western idea of babies having routines. They do what they want, and your job is to respond.”